Lecture: Interpreting Language in Islamic Legal Theory

Information about a lecture Shaykh Hamza gave. Organizes quotes he made, books recommended, a transcript. Llick the Lecture CD image see where you can purchase the CD set.

Lecture Details

Event Date1/1/2014
Event LocationKonya, Turkey
Event DescriptionRIS Rihla in Turkey 2014

Event Transcripts

Quotes Made at this Event

Knowledge Triumphant: The Concept of Knowledge in Medieval Islam: "it`s really a fascinating book -- but one of the things he says in there is that the Islamic civilization was a civilization probably more than any other historically that really was centered around knowledge the ideal of knowledge."
Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
The Open Society: ""The last interview" is worth reading. Censorship is a good thing"
Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Knowledge Triumphant: The Concept of Knowledge in Medieval Islam: "Inquiring minds should peruse Franz Rosenthal's Knowledge Triumphant, a wonderful study on the centrality of knowledge in the Islamic world. "
Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
God and Logic in Islam: The Caliphate of Reason : " A good book to read. It's about the centrality of reason "
Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Knowledge Triumphant: The Concept of Knowledge in Medieval Islam: "He couldn't find any civilization in history, like the Islamic civilization, because it put the pursuit of knowledge at the forefront of its existence."
Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Knowledge Triumphant: The Concept of Knowledge in Medieval Islam: "Regarding Franz's statement that the Islamic Civilization is the one that takes knowledge the most seriously. "
Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know: "You need to be culturally literate in order to become someone who can understand the society we live in "
Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
God and Logic in Islam: The Caliphate of Reason : "If you want a really beautiful study of this FACT, I would recommend you read John Walbridge's book, on the Caliphate of Reason, and he shows that Muslims were obsessed with the arts of language "
Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
God and Logic in Islam: The Caliphate of Reason : "Logic is a maligned subject in modern Islam, and if you read John Walbridge's book, you will understand how central, logic was to Islamic civilization; Absolutely central.  It was studied in all of the universities of Islam.  It’s a great tragedy that it's no longer studied. "
Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Knowledge Triumphant: The Concept of Knowledge in Medieval Islam: "Knowledge was the basis of The Islamic Civilization "
Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Reign of Quantity: "Wonderful book"
The Open Society: "In his last interview, he said he was wrong, we have to censor violent media"
The Open Society: "Not recommended, SHY quoted from it, and it was used as a proof for censorship"
The Open Society: "On censorship, and how you need to have censorship "
Reign of Quantity: "How modern day focuses on quantity not quality "
Knowledge Triumphant: The Concept of Knowledge in Medieval Islam: "As far as he could tell, he could find no other other civilization, whose entire reason for existence was for the pursuit of, the development of, and the transmission of knowledge "
Shaikh Hamza Quoting from the book